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BayCityProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 12:26 PM
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Demand That Granholm Declare Economic State Of Emergency!
Friends-
1. The Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice
(www.mecawi.org ) is calling for a demonstration at the State Capitol
steps during Governor Granholms State of the State address. The
demonstration starts at 6 PM on Tuesday, Feb. 6.
At a time when Michigan continues to lose jobs, when foreclosures are
the highest for the nation, when schools are closing, when hunger and
homelessness have not been addressed the Governor continues to mouth
her ridiculous optimism and do nothing.
But Michigans constitution and laws require the Governor to use her
power to declare a state of emergency for economic as well as natural
disasters. Under these laws she can stop foreclosures and evictions, end
and reverse utility shutoffs and take other action as needed to insure
the health and safety of the people of the state. This has been done
before and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court!
While we are fighting to get Congress to stop all funds to the Iraq war
and use that money right here at home, we can and must demand that the
Governor stop the economic disaster afflicting Michigan by using her
emergency powers.
For transportation from Detroit (leaving 4 PM on Feb. 6) either car
caravans or a bus reply to this email or call 313-680-5508. We urge
all other peace and social justice groups around the state to join us at
the State Capitol for the protest. Let us know if you can be there.

2. Southeast Michigan public speak out to tell Congress - Not a Penny
More for the War on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1 PM at Central United
Methodist Church (2nd floor).


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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 06:21 PM
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1. K & R
Long overdue, in fact.

I am seeing terrible things in my travels across the
counties of the southeast.

Business shutting. People looking desperate.
Let's get some light shining on these problems
that are hitting Michigan so hard.
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-03-07 12:26 PM
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2. We're definitely in a depression here in B.C.
I'll write her about it.
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-08-07 08:46 AM
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3. I read/heard that this question was put to the Governor in one of her town hall meetings
but I didn't hear what her response was.
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